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As disAbility Connections reflects on the current social climate, we remember that the Independent Living Movement owes much to the civil rights movement.  Persons with disabilities took inspiration from the brave individuals of the civil rights movement who fought for their rights in society and recognized in themselves the strength to work for equal treatment.    disAbility Connections affirms it will continue to serve the community as an organization striving to advance the independence, productivity and full inclusion of all who live with disabilities.  disAbility Connections will never treat someone poorly because of who they are and will continue to work for justice for all.

disAbility Connections is following the latest guidance by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services restricting gathering sizes, requiring face coverings in public spaces, and places limitations on bars and other venues. Our office will remain closed to the public and we are working on a plan to begin a phased re-opening.

  • The Loan Closet is now open on Tuesdays by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
  • Fix-dis services have resumed on Wednesdays by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
  • Staff continue to offer virtual services as they work from home to provide as much assistance as possible.

If you need to reach us please call our main phone line (517) 782-6054.  Please continue to check our website and Facebook for further updates regarding services and operations.

The partnership with U of M and disAbility Connections has provided a great video of the importance of accessibility and the impact it has on people.  Please watch the video and click on the link below to read the article that goes with it.

Disability Rights are Civil Rights

Pedaling for Parkinson's 

@ Jackson YMCA

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

127 W. Wesley

Jackson, MI  49201. 

Classes run in 8 week sessions.  Participants can register at any time.

For additional information you can contact Marilyn Guidinger at (517) 914-5186 or  Shawna Tello of YMCA at (517) 782-0537 

Upcoming Events

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The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) needs to hear directly from people who have disabilities, their family members, friends, caregivers and other stakeholders. Your participation in the process is vital and we appreciate your time and consideration in completing this survey.  

The information collected will help to assess how those programs and services are meeting the needs of people who have disabilities living in Michigan.  The following link will take you to the survey.

Michigan SILC Needs Assessment

disAbility Connections, Inc.      409 Linden Ave.  Jackson, MI   49203      Phone:  (517) 782-6054      Fax:  (517)  782-3118

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